I love the pretty range hood in this one but worry that I will miss the cabinets for storage so this throws me.
This is really our two options for the room. The L-shape and U-shape. We use the kitchen for a photography studio for the blog, for canning, for cooking, for entertaining, crafting and just living so it needs to have lots of space, countertops, and storage for our many sets of dishes.
This silver one is the one I think I may go with. It has the dishwasher to the right of the sink and a U-shaped kitchen that takes the refrigerator out of the corner and onto the other wall. This would make opening the doors to the fridge so much easier than it was in the past. It would not open properly and getting to things was really not fun. You could not even get the drawers out for proper cleaning without
moving the entire thing out and then away from the wall. This drives Mrs. Cottage crazy.
This one is a little better because it has the cabinet to the left of the range hood which is nice to be sure. I am still not sure if we would miss the small cabinets over the stove or not, though.
We expected to actually get the cabinets this week and start the installation but the tile has set us back once again and now it is up to the tile guy to get back to us and get back over to fix them.
It is pretty discouraging.
The hardest part is honestly doing dishes. We are using a big bucket in the backyard and hauling hot soapy water out. It is not impossible, but just getting old. We miss our sink.
As far as cooking is concerned, we have been very creative with a hotplate, grill and a crockpot.
What do you think? Which is your favorite design and what do you think about the farmhouse sink? Yes? No? Leave your vote in the comments!